Miscellaneous Juveniles


This was from a fantastic trip to Kimberley in the Northern Cape, around Easter 2008 with the Witwatersrand Bird Club. It was my first visit to Spitskop Dam, which in my opinion, probably holds more potential for attracting vagrant waterbirds than any other inland waterbody in the country. At the dam we got big numbers [...]

Whiskered Tern juvenile plumage

Some notes on the juvenile plumage of Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida, including separation of juveniles from non-breeding adults, and some notes on the slight differences in calls between adults and juveniles. Also on the same page are some brief notes of Cape Sparrow Passer melanurus plumage details - from a bird I scoped in my [...]